McMullan expresses concerns over Carrickfergus drilling plans
Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has expressed concerns over plans to drill a petroleum exploration well near Carrickfergus.
Speaking after meeting with protestors who object to the plans, the East Antrim MLA said:
"After meeting protesters concerned about the prospect of drilling in the Carrickfergus area, I immediately contacted the company concerned, InfraStrata to seek a meeting.
"As a result, I will be meeting the chief executive of InfraStrata, Andrew Hindle, next week to express my concerns.
"There is widespread concern in the local area about these plans for the Woodburn Forest site.
"This is a picturesque area close to reservoirs and we do not want to see anything that would damage the local environment.
"The company has said their plans do not involve fracking but I want to talk to them about local concerns about their plans for drilling.”